• Veach resigns as Murray Center director

    by  • October 22, 2013

    We have received information that the director of the Warren G. Murray Center has resigned and is taking a position at the hospital in Flora. Jamie Veach informed staff Tuesday morning of his resignation and move. Veach took over the director’s position at the Murray Center in 2004, after serving at the chief administrator...

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    Cooler temperatures hit area

    by  • October 22, 2013

    It may be time to break out the hat and gloves. The National Weather Service has issued frost advisories and freeze warnings early Tuesday for most of northern and central Illinois. Weather officials say it is a good time to cover or more sensitive plants indoors. It will be the first widespread freeze of...

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    Obit: Larry McConnaughay

    by  • October 21, 2013

    CENTRALIA — Larry Earl McConnaughay, age 67, of Centralia, passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Odin Health Care Center in Odin. He was born on June 11, 1946, in Centralia, the son of Ivan and Juanita (Holtslaw) McConnaughay. Larry married Lois Marie (Moore) McConnaughay on September 17, 1966 at...

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    Local law enforcement accepting medications for disposal

    by  • October 21, 2013

    Through an effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration, area law enforcement agencies will be holding another drug take-back day. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting expired and unused medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the sheriff’s office in Carlyle and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting them...

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    Study looks for medication to cure hearing loss

    by  • October 21, 2013

    A study at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield is aimed at curbing or even preventing noise-induced hearing loss. A $2.5 million U.S. Department of Defense grant has helped Dr. Kathleen Campbell’s research. She hopes the study will prove her patented drug works in preventing hearing loss in troops. She said very loud...

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    Man on parole for burglary arrested in Odin for burglary

    by  • October 21, 2013

    A 25-year-old west Frankfort man remained in the Marion County Jail Monday, charged with Class 1 felony residential burglary. Scott M. Johnson was arrested Friday morning by Odin police for an October 16th residential burglary. An ex-girlfriend had told police Johnson was the only person who would know how to gain entry to her...

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